SG Pollan 3

SG Pollan 3 - marijuana 7 Do you agree with his thesis on...

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Study Guide: Pollan, The Botany of Desire , ch. 3 1. How much more powerful is marijuana today than it was 30 years ago? 2. How do marijuana growers avoid having male plants? 3. According to Wolfgang Schivelbusch why are alcohol and tobacco currently acceptable intoxicants in our culture? 4. What is the reason, perhaps, that no one has ever died from a marijuana overdose? 5. Why did Pope Innocent VIII condemn cannabis as an “antisacrament”? 6. What is the distinction drawn between the experiences offered by cocaine and
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Unformatted text preview: marijuana? 7. Do you agree with his thesis on the importance of “consciousness changing” activities in both children and adults? Do you think it’s feasible that this could be the root of religion? 8. What is the author’s claim concerning the tension between Christianity and a drug like cannabis? Is he fair to Christianity? Do you agree with him?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2011 for the course IH 0952 taught by Professor Zhuraw during the Spring '11 term at Temple.

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